Pirates and Starling Marte Agree to Six-Year Deal
Mar26

Pirates and Starling Marte Agree to Six-Year Deal

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Pittsburgh Pirates and left fielder Starling Marte are close on signing a six-year deal.  We heard a few days ago that the Pirates had made two offers to Marte over the Winter and he rejected both of them, but he was still open to negotiate. It sounds like the two sides have resumed talks and a deal may happen soon. Sources: #Pirates, Marte close on six-year extension. — Ken Rosenthal...

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First Pitch: The Pirates Need to Trade For a First Baseman
Mar26

First Pitch: The Pirates Need to Trade For a First Baseman

Last night I wrote about how the Pittsburgh Pirates shouldn’t give the first base platoon to Travis Ishikawa, and instead should give Andrew Lambo a shot. Instead, they optioned Lambo to Triple-A as part of today’s big wave of cuts. That means that Ishikawa is currently projected as the other half of the first base platoon. Neal Huntington didn’t sound like Ishikawa was locked into that position earlier today. The...

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Pirates Trade For Vance Worley
Mar25

Pirates Trade For Vance Worley

According to a press release from the Pittsburgh Pirates, they have acquired pitcher Vance Worley from the Minnesota Twins for cash. Worley has pitched four years in the majors, beginning his career with the Philadelphia Phillies, before moving on to the Twins last year. The 26-year-old righty had a 7.21 ERA in ten starts in 2013, allowing 82 hits in 48.2 innings. He has been hit around in Spring, posting a 13.50 ERA and allowing 22...

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The Pirates Could Be Active on the Trade Market in the Next Week
Mar25

The Pirates Could Be Active on the Trade Market in the Next Week

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a big wave of cuts today, putting the Spring Training roster at 31 players. That includes Chris Stewart, who is projected to start the season on the disabled list. That leaves five more cuts remaining before Opening Day. Neal Huntington said today that the team could make the final cuts in Philadelphia over the weekend. “As hard as our decisions were last night and at the end of today, we’ve...

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Pirates Make a Lot of Cuts From Major League Camp, Including Andrew Lambo
Mar25

Pirates Make a Lot of Cuts From Major League Camp, Including Andrew Lambo

The Pittsburgh Pirates made the next round of cuts from major league camp today, cutting 11 players. The following players have been optioned to the minor leagues: Jaff Decker (Indianapolis) Jared Hughes (Indianapolis) Andrew Lambo (Indianapolis) The following non roster invitees were transferred to minor league camp: Zack Thornton Adam Wilk Chris Dickerson Jay Jackson Daniel Schlereth Robert Andino Omir Santos Michael Martinez The...

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Pirates Tried to Extend Starling Marte Through the 2020 Season
Mar24

Pirates Tried to Extend Starling Marte Through the 2020 Season

Over the weekend we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates tried to extend outfielder Starling Marte, but that Marte has turned down two extension attempts. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says that the Pirates tried to extend Marte for six years, which would start after his one year deal in 2014. That extension would put Marte under team control through the 2020 season. The extension would have covered Marte’s final league minimum year,...

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